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Tim Raines

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines

Profession: MLB Outfielder

United States of America

Biography: Best known for his 13 seasons (of 23 total) with the Montreal Expos. He is regarded as one of the best leadoff hitters and baserunners in baseball history.

Born: September 16, 1959
Birthplace: Sanford, Florida, USA
Age: 62 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo

Married Life

  • 1979-10-16 MLB outfielder Tim Raines (20) weds his high school sweetheart Virginia Hilton

Historical Events

  • 1983-09-27 Tim Raines is 1st since Ty Cobb to steal 70 & drive in 70 runs
  • 1984-09-18 Tim Raines is 1st player with 4 consecutive 70-stolen-base seasons
  • 1985-02-21 National League baseball player Tim Raines is awarded a $1.2 million salary for 1985 by arbitrator
  • 1987-07-14 All star MVP: Tim Raines (Montreal Expos)
  • 1989-08-15 In 2nd start since after cancer treatment, Giants Dave Dravecky breaks his pitching arm while throwing to Tim Raines
  • 1990-12-24 Expos trade Tim Raines to White Sox for Ivan Calderon & Barry Jones
  • 1992-05-29 White Sox Tim Raines swipes his 700th career base
  • 1997-09-30 New York Yankees Tim Raines, Derek Jeter & Paul O'Neill are 1st to hit 3 consecutively homers in post season (Yanks beat Cleveland Indians 8-6)
  • 2017-01-18 Baseball Hall of Fame adds Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez

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